First shipment of shale gas from US arrives in Grangemouth, met by angry environmentalists
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have stepped up calls for a ban on fracking as the first shipment of US shale gas arrives in the UK.
A tanker carrying 27,500 m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth , central Scotland, the refinery and petrochemicals plant owned by global chemical giant Ineos.
The company said the shipment aboard carrier Ineos Insight was the culmination of a 2 billion US dollars (£1.6 billion) investment resulting in eight tankers forming a "virtual pipeline" between the US and the UK and Norway.
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